Criteria for selection are: Ten consecutive years of service as a full-time support staff member, as of April 1 of each year; Nominations will be accepted from students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Delta State on an annual basis; and nominations will be received by the Vice President for Student Affairs, permanent Chair of the Award Committee. The committee shall consist of staff employees from the University. Deadline for nominations is Monday, April 2.
Faculty, students, alumni and other interested parties may submit nominations for the cash award, donated by members of the Nowell family and named in honor of the longtime Delta State employee. The award is the 14th since its inception in 1994.
The recipient receives a cash award of $2,500 and a plaque commemorating the award, with a permanent plaque inscribed with all of the award recipients’ names, to hang in the H.L. Nowell Union.
Nominations must be in writing and should be submitted to: Dr. Wayne Blansett, Vice President for Student Affairs, Box 3135, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS 38733.